Firstly, how long should security clearance take to come back from the Agency responsible? I did my pre-joining fitness test nearly 12 weeks ago, it was sent off to the Agency and I could do with getting a real ID card, pay and most importantly expenses. I travel a fair distance to my RTC and now have around Â£250 of travel expenses outstanding (more by the week). Secondly, does anyone here have any experience of mentioning that they are in RNR when at job interviews? Iâ€™m talking about the public and private sector. Iâ€™m a graduate with a BSc from a university regarded as long-established and prestigious but havenâ€™t followed my degree subject directly. The interview panel at one city council in northern England gave me the impression (once I had explained what RNR is â€“ â€œlike the TA but for the Navy, with c3000 people in itâ€) that they couldnâ€™t hack the commitment as an employer of Reservists, whilst claiming to have TA people within their organisation. They gave me a load of grief about how I wouldnâ€™t have time to do my 2 hours per week, the 9-5 with them and study for the professional exams involved. (I canâ€™t say what I thought! Some people spend 2 hours per week on all sorts of things). My local council, for a job paying around Â£15k in an unrelated field, asked whether I would consider the Navy full time (which I admit to anyone I donâ€™t really want to do â€“ thatâ€™s what RNR is for I thought?). So no hassle for them I would have thought, just a good quick getaway at 5pm on one night per week. Do it for a couple of years and maybe study for a part time Postgrad course and make a career out of that particular field. Instead, absolutely no response to my emphasis of the benefits that being a Reserve could bring to them. Same lack of enthusiasm when interviewed for a job in the same field at a private company, located around a mile from my RTC. I applied to join RNR initially as my life was nigh-on empty and I had been to an interview at an R&D company for a job which would have involved time at sea (gave me an idea). It looked like something employers would be enthusiastic about. Something that I could be proud of, achieve something, show that I have a good level of health and fitness and wonâ€™t wimp off work because of a lack of energy and determination. The 2.4km run and swim test are prime examples. Is SaBRE a toothless dog with regards to these issues? Would anyone give the advice not to mention it at interview? Anyone know of any friendly employers? Have full clean driving licence, would be prepared to travel. PM me if you have any advice you want to keep off the forum for whatever reason.